Africa - God's provisions, June 1, 2017
Pr. Evariste coordinates Harvest Vision Ministries in Burundi. He organizes outreaches, strengthens existing church families and helps start new ones and over-sees the Bible schools. At the coordinator’s conference in Uganda in April, he shared that his glasses that he uses to read were no longer correcting his vision. He is so thankful for the donation that allowed him to get the proper prescription and he is now able to continue the work without the headaches and frustration of not being able to see properly. Pr. Charles coordinates Harvest Vision Ministries in Kayunga in central Uganda. His wife, Meriam, and their 4 children live in a rented one room about 10’x10’ with a concrete floor, shared toilet outside and cook their meals on their part of the porch out front. Pr. Charles shared that when some Muslim women in the community accept Jesus, they are beaten, their clothes and possessions burned and they are sent out into the streets. Often, they seek shelter or help from Charles, Meriam and their family. They were able to get a small property and started to build their own small home, lacking just the funds for the roof and doors. Again, the Lord provided a donation which helped them finish their new home.
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and see his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words and tongue but with actions and truth.” 1 John 3:16-18